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Hello all.

I wanted to ask a quick question about what I should do for my car (see info under my avatar).

She's got 70,500 miles on her (got her w/ 49K). Got copper plugs and 9mm FRPP plug wires within 2 months of buying the car (Dec, 2001). Just changed the oil on Friday.

I dont have a repair manual on me and am trying to figure out how much $$$ i need to allot for my car this next pay check.

What kind of 'tune up' stuff should I get? I figure a new PCV valve and fuel filter....but is there anything else?

is it time to change the fluid in my pumpkin? tranny fluid? (havent done the mystery trans mod yet). Probably need to do a radiator flush (now that winter's here).

what is my car 'due' for at her age? she gets a good amount of freeway miles, but i do have to do some bumper to bumper action every now and then...so i guess 'severe' is the schedule my car needs to be on..

sorry this all seems so random....like i said, i dont have my repair manual on me at the moment and wont have a chance to get it for a while..

thanks for your time.




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one last thing...i hear copper plugs dont last as long...what's the life of them? would i have to replace them any time soon (~15K miles on them so far?).

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the copper plugs

should last 25-30000 miles, servicing the diff is probably a good idea as well as a tranny service.

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Re: the copper plugs

dugweed said:
should last 25-30000 miles, servicing the diff is probably a good idea as well as a tranny service.

Mike
Ford says you need to service the diff. every 100k miles (Add friction modifier if it's trac-lok), but as for the tranny, go get it flushed and have the filter changed out. Ask em for Mercon V... with the fluid... the entire machine flush should cost ~$120.

A fuel filter (~$13) change would be a good idea, along with adding a bottle of injector cleaner.
 
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